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Peter and Wendy

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Peter and Wendy


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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1911. First Edition. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. London, Hodder and Stoughton, [1911] (first edition). Octavo, viii (first leaf blank), 267 pages plus a frontispiece, pictorial title leaf and 11 full-page plates by F.D. Bedford. Original green cloth (blocked in gilt with an elaborate design showing Peter, two mermaids and the crocodile), with the pictorial dustwrapper, repeating the binding design in gilt. Cloth slightly flecked (confined to the edges and rear board) and lightly mottled; extremities a trifle rubbed; edges foxed, with a few marks and indentations to the top edge (impacting slightly on the upper margin of some leaves); endpapers offset; tiny stain to the corner tip of the front flyleaf and the adjacent blank; inoffensive light shallow tidemark to the top edge of the front endpaper and most of the plates; scattered foxing (heavier on the preliminaries and the leaves adjacent to the plates); dustwrapper slightly marked, torn and chipped, and a little nibbled along the leading edges, with the gilt dulled on the spine (as often); overall a very presentable copy, complete with the very rare dustwrapper essentially in excellent condition. The first edition of Barrie's best-loved work, and the fullest version of the Peter Pan story, it expands upon Barrie's play 'Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up', first performed in 1904 but not published until 1928. The character of Peter Pan made his first appearance in 'The Little White Bird' in 1902.


Peter and Wendy (1911) is the title of James M. Barrie's novelization of his most famous play, Peter Pan: or, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up (1904). Inspired by Barrie's friendship with the Llewelyn Davies family, both the play and the novel tell the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous young boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with Wendy Darling and her brothers. The novel follows the play closely, though its final chapter is an addition to the original work. Peter and Wendy was first published in 1911 by Hodder & Stoughton in the United Kingdom and Charles Scribner's Sons in the United States. In 1929, Barrie gave the copyright to the works featuring Peter Pan to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), Britain's leading children's hospital.

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The business was established in Adelaide in March 1976 and is a longstanding member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB) and the Australian Antique Dealers Association (AADA). A large out-of-print and antiquarian stock is maintained at our retail outlet in the centre of Adelaide; mail-order catalogues of our specializations are issued and a representative selection of our stock is online.


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First Edition
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Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...
Also known as book jacket, dust cover, or dust wrapper, a dust jacket is a protective and decorative cover for a book that is...
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
Very generally, "leaves" refers to the pages of a book, as in the common phrase, "loose-leaf pages." A leaf is a single sheet...
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
Foxing is the age related browning, or brown-yellowish spots, that can occur to book paper over time. When this aging process...
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...

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